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Paul Mayer

Paul Mayer is a guest blogger. He operates under the name "ToolMetrix" (because of his passion for detailed tool analysis) and his work can be found on his: YouTube Channel: (youtube.com/c/ToolMetrix) Instagram Feed: (instagram.com/ToolMetrix) Facebook Page: (facebook.com/ToolMetrix)
How to Install Inset Drawers with a Perfect Gap

Sometimes a furniture project calls for inset drawers, and it can be a humbling experience to try to install the drawer fronts with a consistent...

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How to Make and Install Great Face Frames the Easy Way

Face frames are a great way to create a professional look for your cabinet, tying together the cabinet carcase and providing visual continuity...

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Test Drive - New QuadTec:I Carbide Insert Planer Head on the PX|12 Portable Planer

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days working with the Laguna PX|12, which is a portable planer that uses the new QuadTec:I...

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Five Tips For Better Panel Glue-Ups

Gluing multiple boards together to form a larger panel is one of the core, essential skills that every woodworker should master early on in their...

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How to Prepare Square, Straight Lumber

Many woodworkers build their first creations with a misguided belief that the lumber that they buy from the home center or lumber yard is square...

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Tips for Turning Large Bowls on a Midi Lathe

Woodturning has become one of the most popular crafts in recent years, and many woodturners start their journey by purchasing a midi lathe. Why...

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Tips for Turning End Grain Bowls

The majority of wooden bowls are turned with the grain orientation such that it runs horizontally through the finished piece, with end grain...

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Turn a Giant Snowman

A fun winter project for any woodturner is to turn a snowman. I often times turn a smaller snowman as a warm-up exercise while I’m getting ready...

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How to Turn Bun Feet

For those of us who enjoy both woodworking and woodturning, a great way to bring the two crafts together is to incorporate bun feet into a piece...

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How to Turn a Bearded Gnome

Gnomes have become a popular holiday icon, and there’s no better way to make one than on your wood lathe. This is a great project to use up those...

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